Friday, September 9, 2016

Raspberry Sorbet in Quilts from Quiltmakers 100 Blocks

It is always a fun day when I get to reveal a  secret sewing finish from a while back!!  And so let's get right to it.  This is Raspberry Sorbet and oh, I just love it's yummy pink and red solid goodness!!!

Raspberry Sorbet is featured in Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Fall 2016 edition that just hit newsstands last week!!!   I am just thrilled to have my quilt among so many other amazing quilts from wonderful folks around the industry.  So fun!!!

 Raspberry Sorbet uses my Boxed It All Up block from Volume 13  of Quiltmakers 100 blocks.   But Raspberry Sorbet is in done in a different size, adds a sashing, and obviously, it uses solids to create a fun all over ombre effect.

And don't you just love that ombre effect!!!  Oh so fun!!!   I used Bella Solids in Christmas Red, Strawberry, Country Red, Raspberry (where the name came from) and Burgundy along with a Bella Solid Bleached White for the Background and Black for the Binding.   I just love how that crisp white background just adds to the color gradient popping off the quilt!!

And I can never get enough of wonderful geometric goodness.  This block creates a fantastic secondary design which makes you sort of lose where the actual block is as it blends right in.  I love that in quilts ;)  

When it came time for quilting I decided on an all over Echoed Paisley.  I love adding lots of curves in quilting to a super geometric quilt, it just complements it so nicely ;)   And I have a video tutorial on this particular quilting design right here if you want to try your hand at it ;) 

 And that is Raspberry Sorbet!!!!   It measures 66" x 79" so it's just perfect for a twin size bed or to use as a large lap quilt to snuggle up in.   And I just have to say, I just love how they  style pictures for magazines, always makes me smile ;)

And that's it for today ;)   Thank you so much for popping in and sharing this secret sewing reveal with me ;)  I still have to pinch myself some days that I get to share my love of quilting with so many amazing people each day!!

I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!

Linking up this finish to Amanda's and Sarah's ;)

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  1. Raspberry Sorbet is so yummy. Love the solids you used in it which gives it a huge WOW affect.

  2. I think it would be amazing to have a quilt pattern published in a magazine-congratulations! The ombre red/pink is really pretty for this pattern and your paisley quilt design really finishes it nicely.

  3. Love those colours - my favourites. And totally awesome quilting too! Beautiful quilt.

  4. Oh wow. The colors are so yummy together
    I love the quilting you did. Great pictures Thanks for the inspiration, Melissa

  5. Oh that is gorgeous! I love how the simplicity of the colours lets the geometry really shine out :)

  6. It's beautiful Melissa! I love the Ombre effect too, and the use of solids. I need to make a solid quilt, along w/ a grunge quilt (which you made me fall in love with too!) :-) Have a wonderful weekend!! Hugs, H

  7. It really is Yummy Melissa! I love the colors and the block design!

  8. Congratulations for your quilt being published! How cool is that?! Your quilt is beautiful, and the pattern would work well with so many different colorways! Wendy at

  9. Completely gorgeous!! I think I need to make one in a different colorway - so wonderful!

  10. Congratulations on having your quilt published Melissa! What amazing quilting! Love the colours too.
    Barbara x

  11. Congratulations that is a beautiful quilt and I love how you quilted it.

  12. Congratulations on having the beautiful quilt published. I want to thank you for the Echo Paisley tutorial. I finished a quilt top before I went on vacation and since I returned yesterday, I've been wondering what design to use to quilt it. I was catching up on my email today and was pleased to see your tutorial. Then I pulled out my copy of your Irish Chain book and saw that you used that design on a couple of those quilts too. Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Congratulations. The raspberry sorbet quilt is beautiful.


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